December 21, 2023   3 MIN READ

‘Still Flustered’

Q&A: Is it Too Late for Eagles to Fix Issues?


The Philadelphia Eagles may need radical adjustments in order to return to Super Bowl contention.

On the latest episode of “Q&A” on “Inside The Birds,” former Eagles standouts Jason Avant and Quintin Mikell discussed the recent issues plaguing the team during their three-game losing streak.

Jalen Hurts

Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has struggled in recent outings

Jalen Hurts

Jason Avant: “More than Brian Johnson, this game fell on the shoulder of Jalen Hurts. I know he flew out with the flu and played; we applaud you for that. However, if you show up you have to play at a high level and he did not…I do see guys open and opportunities there and Hurts still flustered with inside rushes.” 

Wide Receivers

Avant: “Remember Zach Pascal? Pascal was the guy that got the screen started. Our guys, whether it’s A.J. Brown or DeVonta Smith, are too soft. They don’t take the fight to anybody and go backwards into the ballcarrier.”

Offensive Playcall

Quintin Mikell: “I’m watching some of the route schemes wondering who [Hurts] is supposed to throw to. We are talking three guys running eight-to-15 yard routes, no outlet, nobody to check down to. It’s a complicated mixture of bad across the board.”


Mikell: “Earlier in the year, the defense played much better against the run and got pressure on the quarterback. Drew Lock is a backup quarterback and he was sitting in the pocket dicing us up. They are trying so many different things and different looks instead of just seeing what works. That’s what happens when you don’t have any consistency.”

Sydney Brown

Avant: “He is really fast, you can see his explosion when he is moving. I like what I am seeing, but it seems like he is really aggressive and gets beat sometimes.”

Mikell: “He is a young player and has all of the want-to. He has to do a better job of wrapping up and lowering his target on tackles. He has the mindset to play safety, he just has to slow himself down and understand that it is more important as a young safety to be in the right position at the right time. It’s less important about how fast you get there. He has to slow himself down mentally.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for

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